Is my car a write off

There are many reasons that we tend to dislike insurance companies, and when they tell you that your beloved motor is a write-off – the car that you learned to drive in, had your first fumble in, moved house with etc. etc. is not worth a bean.


If you look at it from their point of view it is purely a financial decision.  They don’t really want to pay you anything, so why would they give you £3500 to repair a car that would fetch £275 on Ebay on a good day.

crushed car

There are ways to ease the pain, which we will be looking at in future articles, but for the time being don’t take it personally.  If it makes you feel better salvage a badge from the bonnet and wear it as a pendant 🙂

Paintless Dent Removal

If your car is generally in good shape, shiny, no obvious rust, and with a good clean and polish is still worth a lot of money, it makes sense to repair minor dents and scuffs as they occur.  Wait too long and suddenly you realise there are so many blemishes that your motor has become… Continue Reading

Fitting a Car Body Kit

For many cars body styling kits are an optional extra – they can certainly make a vehicle stand out from the crowd.  Unfortunately manufacturers’ optional extras don’t usually come cheap.   There are plenty of companies out there offering a wide variety of body panel modifications, and you get some quite extravagant offerings.  Eventually, you… Continue Reading

Ferrari Enzo 2013

At C and R body repair shop we get our fair share of fast performance cars amongst the everyday workhorses that most of us drive.   Unfortunately I think it will be a while before we see on of these in the workshop.  Something like this might come in for a panel or total respray,… Continue Reading

By: G Horder